You are the best kid … at something. You can run the fastest. You can jump the highest. You're the best skipper, the best hopper, or the best dancer. But what if there was somebody better than you?
BOOK REVIEW: 'Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison' by Shaka Senghor
You can't judge a book by its cover. Even so, we do it all the time: we see someone's outside and think we know what's inside. We base it on his looks, or his youthful indiscretions — things, as in ...
Vinyl is coming back — but for people like Rashod Ollison in "Soul Serenade," it never really left.
What will you do when you can finally do what you want?
BOOK REVIEW: 'Before I Forget' by B. Smith & Dan Gasby with Michael Shnayerson, foreword by Rudolph Tanzi, PhD
Forgetting your glasses, losing your keys, it really bothers you because you're not sure if it's a normal part of aging or something else. And in the new book "Before I Forget" by B. Smith and Dan Gasby with Michael ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in The White House' by Jesse J. Holland
If the walls could talk, imagine what they would say.
Your neighbors said they'd keep an eye on your house for you this summer. They would bring the mail in, and grab the newspaper while you were on vacation. They would do everything for you — and, as in the ...
Young children in Washington can now receive a free book every month through "Books From Birth," an early literacy program co-sponsored by the District of Columbia Public Library that will mail books to children up to age 5 in an ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, A Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth' by Karen Branan
Most of your family has long forgotten the secrets those skeletons represented, while the ones who haven't forgotten have made sure they're not discussed. And it might stay that way forever unless there's a journalist in the family.
Some days, you feel like you're in a 10-foot-deep rut. In the book "Year of Yes" by Shonda Rhimes, you'll see how to get out.
Friendship, as you know, is never one-sided. It's give-and-take, and that includes "Best Friends Forever."
BOOK REVIEW: 'Women Who Broke the Rules: Coretta Scott King' by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Laura Freeman
Leaders come from surprising places.
Starting with snuggly babies and using a simple rhyme, author Fran Manushkin tells the story of skin: what it does, why we have it, and why one person’s skin is one color and your child’s skin might be another.
As you look back over your year, there are a lot of things you notice. In my case, there were books.
Judging by the first few pages, I assumed it was another tiresome semi-erotic street lit novel that never goes anywhere but a bedroom. Ho-hum. Ho, wrong!